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jesusismywarrior
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rainbows dont exist to a person born blind

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Started: 8/12/2016 Category: Science
Updated: 3 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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vi_spex

Pro

a blind man once found the gold at the end of a rainbow, and yet he never lived to tell about it, because on his way home he was killed by a leprechaun, and only a single peace of gold was found on him..

guess leprechauns like gold
jesusismywarrior

Con

I'll be arguing that rainbows DO in fact exist to a person born blind. May the best argument prevail.

I guess we'll start our normal arguments in the next round, since you haven't provided any rules.
Debate Round No. 1
vi_spex

Pro

blind=cant see
jesusismywarrior

Con

Vision is one of our main senses. Our senses help us experience our world. As you've stated in round 2 "blind=can't see", which means that a blind man, would lack the ability to see the world around him. This means that he has to rely on his other senses so that he can understand and experience the world around him.

Now, a rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon, which is generally made up of six main colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. Just because he doesn't see it, it doesn't mean that it doesn't exist to him. One can help a blind man understand the rainbow by emphasizing the senses that he is able to experience. Blind people may not be able to see differences in colors, but they can understand concepts of hotness, softness, etc.

A rainbow also is something actually existent. One's inability to see it with his own eyes, does not mean that it does not exist.

A blind person may never see a rainbow, but they still have the capability of creating a picture in their mind of what a rainbow might look like.
Debate Round No. 2
vi_spex

Pro

one can help him understand what rainbow?

so if ones inaibility to see it with his own eyes dosnt mean that it does not exist.. does that mean santa exist?

sure, are rainbows of the mind?
jesusismywarrior

Con

You're dismissing the fact that a rainbow is a natural metereological occurrence, while the Father Christmas, does not actually exist. One can help him understand the concept of the rainbow, with other concepts. Blind people don't only have one sense. One can help them understand the colours, maybe on braille. Or perhaps, one can help a blind man understand the concept through things like music (maybe playing 6 notes on a piano, that would represent each colour), through the sense of touch (for example, comparing the warmer colours of the rainbow to a warm feeling), and one can also be descriptive through his words by using adjectives.
A way in which one can explain a rainbow to a blind man is, by comparing electromagnetic waves which have different frequencies, to the different frequencies we hear in sound. The combination of these different frequencies in sound, create a harmonic form of sound, likewise a rainbow, but relating to a different sense, the sense of light.

Thank you for initiating this debate, I have really enjoyed it.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by vi_spex 3 months ago
vi_spex
i can speak to a blind person
Posted by Briannj17 3 months ago
Briannj17
Too bad a blind person wouldn't know you exist!
Posted by vi_spex 3 months ago
vi_spex
yee, but its not really me
Posted by Briannj17 3 months ago
Briannj17
Nice profile pic
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